“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin 2009
Geography is a highly relevant and engaging subject to study as it is the only subject that looks at how all the elements of the earth interact and interconnect. Studying Geography will help you see clearly and understand accurately the environment that surrounds you.
The aims of the Geography department are to:
- Provide students with opportunities to evaluate and challenge the way in which their world operates
- Achieve their maximum academic potential through a dynamic and engaging programme of study
- Insist on high standards of behaviour and presentation
- Foster a regime of acknowledgement, praise and reward
- Provide extra-curricular opportunities which further students’ interest in the subject
All teaching groups are organised as mixed-ability classes. Central to the study of Geography at QEGS is the spirit of enquiry: we seek to get students asking questions about the world in which they live.
The Geography Department develops a variety of geographical skills such as map work, photo analysis, text work, enquiry, group work, presentation skills and critical thinking. Fieldwork is a key part of the Geography curriculum across all key stages and incorporates the use of new technology. ICT is embedded within teaching and learning including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Interactive whiteboards are available in each teaching room. Assessment for Learning is an integral aspect of teaching and learning within the department: success criteria are shared with students, with them regularly carrying out assessment of their own work as well as that of their peers.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4